Life is a very messy rollercoaster sometimes. With all this stretching and changing over the past few months, I have felt like I SHOULD. I should be figuring life out faster, I should have my answers, I should find clarity, and I should have all the lessons beautifully wrapped up in a bow to present to the world.Read More
When an idea for an experiment arises in my soul, I really feel the need to explore it.Read More
As we slide into the first week of Mental Health Month, it feels just right to remind ourselves of a simple idea: it is okay to have a rough day.Read More
When was the last time you took a moment to listen to your body? Do you know the language that your soul-suit speaks? Are you open to receive the information that our physical selves communicate to us?Read More
Just a few years ago, the words “Shaman” and “Shamanism” seemed to show up everywhere I turned. It wasn’t a concept or label that I was very familiar with, but each time it popped up, I took note and listened.Read More
“Wellness” is a word that is thrown around a lot these days… to the point that I have witnessed people roll their eyes at the idea of it. I understand how unrealistic it can feel to focus on ourselves in this way. We are all doing the best we can at creating our lives, being adults, and surviving, so suggesting that we need to add to our to-do list by focusing on our wellness can feel out of touch, for some.Read More
Every December I find myself surprised by how busy life feels. The to do lists keep growing (and my Type-A tendencies get more and more triggered) as I envision closing the year with every loose end tied up in a perfect, beautiful bow. Sometimes, I need to stop and take a dose of my own sparkle medicine and remind myself of the sparkle in the messiness and the chaos.Read More
When I first made the decision to untap my sparkle, I put a ton of pressure on myself to make huge, sweeping changes. I thought one major change or decision would quickly lead to my new perfect life. I was all about those quick (ahem, unsustainable) fixes when I first sought sparkle. What I have discovered along the way is that true sparkle can be found in the simplest of moments.Read More
It is hard to deny that these days, the cultural norm celebrates a busy, full, or even packed schedule. Busy, filled time means that you have people to see and places to be. Managing a tight schedule, an overbooked week, or being desperately overdue for a day off means that you are a “success”. For a long time I fell into this trap, and truthfully, my old ways still sneak up on me.
A full schedule does not equal a successful life.Read More
Sparklers, the time has arrived. We are stepping into the holiday zone where ~all the treats~ are available and in your face ~all the time~. For me, Halloween is a time of fun, play, and lots of sparkle, but if I am not careful, I easily find myself waking up mid-November in a deliriously bloated state, wondering what the hell happened. And then, upon looking at the calendar, I throw all my healthiest habits to the wind because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sound familiar?Read More
After I shared a “me, too” post on my personal Facebook page, I felt wildly vulnerable. I didn’t share any specifics or details. Just adding my voice to conversation with two words, words representing that I had experienced sexual harassment or assault, made me feel a resurgence of shame, guilt, fear, and vulnerability.
Two words triggered feelings of being less than, being damaged, needing to numb.Read More